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Man Stabbed, Wounded In Front Of Times Square Store

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Police are investigating the stabbing of a man in the Times Square area this afternoon.

Authorities say the stabbing took place shortly before 2 p.m., in front of a digital camera store at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 46th Street, next to the Disney store.

Fire officials say the victim is expected to survive.

Police say it appears the two people involved knew each other.

Witnesses say the victim was holding up a folding chair to defend himself.

Someone tried to break it the fight, before the victim fell to the ground with the wound.

"He tried to break it up, he was like, 'Nah man, chill, chill.' As soon as he broke it up, that's when the guy dropped to the floor," said an eyewitness. "When he hit the floor, he was like, 'I don't think I'm going to make it, man.' And his friend was holding his friend, like 'Hold on, hold on.' The cop was like, 'Don't worry, you're going to make it, don't worry, you're going to make it.'"

Eyewitnesses took a picture of the victim immediately after the stabbing.

Crime tape was set up in front of the camera store and the Disney store for about an hour while police interviewed several people, but authorities do not yet have a suspect.

One witness told NY1 she thought the stabber and the victim are vendors who work in Times Square.

The owner of the camera store said his surveillance video cameras only show the inside of his store but believes city surveillance cameras could have recording the street.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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